Ghana beat Egypt 3-0 on Thursday in Abu Dhabi in their first friendly match before 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
And the result is Ghana's biggest win in history against the North African side.
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu's first half goal and a second half double from Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and captain Asamoah Gyan handed the Black Stars victory over the seven-time Nations Cup winners, the Pharaohs, who failed to qualify for this year's finals in South Africa.
There were plenty positives from ... Read More
The Ministry of Education has informed all heads of private kindergartens, primary, junior and senior high schools and technical/vocational institutions of the commencement of the 2013 EMIS Schools Census Exercise.
A statement signed by Mr Paul K. Krampa, Director of Public Relations, urged heads of institutions to contact their respective district education offices in the regions for their questionnaires.
Completed questionnaires are expected to be submitted to the Ghana Education ... Read More
Former Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr. Edward Omane-Boamah, has been assigned the responsibility of coordinating Ghana?s participation in the 2013 Africa Nations Cup Tournament in South Africa.
A statement from the Presidency and signed by Presidential Spokesperson John Abdulai Jinapor said President John Mahama has tasked Dr. Omane-Boamah to ensure Ghana's successful preparation and participation in the tournament.
The 2013 African Nations Cup opens on January 19th and ends ... Read More
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday fixed Tuesday February 5 and Tuesday February 26 as days for holding the parliamentary by-elections in the Akatsi South and Buem constituencies respectively.
Separate statements signed by Mr Kwadwo Sarfo-Kantanka, EC Deputy Chairman in Charge of Operations on Thursday said the by-election follows the appointment of the MP for Akatsi South, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, , as Speaker of Parliament and the demise of the MP for Buem, Mr. Henry Ford Kamel.
The ... Read More
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, on Tuesday 11 December 2012, appointed Maj Gen Dela Johnson Sakyi as the Force Commander (FC) of the United Nation Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). He succeeds Maj Gen Moses Bisong Obi of Nigeria, who completed his assignment on 18 November 2012.
Gen Sakyi has 34 years of military command and staff experience at national and international levels. Until his appointment, Maj Gen Sakyi was the Assistant Commandant of the Ghana ... Read More
A member of the legal team of the opposition New Patriotic Party says it was for the purpose of maintaining the sanctity of the judiciary that the NPP requested an in-camera hearing of its objections to the panel of judges hearing the NDC's joinder application.
Mrs Gloria Akuffo was speaking to journalists after the case in which the governing National Democratic Congress is applying to be joined as respondents to the election petition brought by the NPP challenging the declaration of ... Read More
Olympique Marseille's sporting director Jose Anigo has hit hard at the Black Stars technical bench for snubbing midfielder Andre Ayew ahead of the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
?I do not understand why the technical team did not allow him to join again,? Anigo told the club's official website. ?We released Ayew two days before the Saturday deadline.?
?This is not good because Ayew is a fantastic player and has always given his best for Ghana in any tournament he plays.
?We have him ... Read More
Ghana Black Stars jersey numbers for AFCON 2013 in South Africa which starts from 19 January - February 10.
1. Daniel Agyei (GK) - Liberty Professionals (Ghana)
2. Richard Kissi Boateng (DF) - Berekum Chelsea (Ghana)
3. Asamoah Gyan (FW) - Al Ain (UAE)
4. John Pantsil (DF) - Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)
5. Mohammed Awal (DF) - Maritzburg (South Africa)
6. Anthony Annan (MF) - Osasuna (Spain)
7. Christian Atsu (MF) - FC Porto (Portugal)
8. Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (MF) - ... Read More
The three independent members of Parliament and the only member from the People?s National Convention Party have agreed to work with the majority in Parliament.
They are Mr Alhassan Dahamani, member for Tamale South, Mr Paul Derigubaa, member for Jirapa, Mr Joseph Kwadwo Ofori, member for Akan and Mr Azong Aljassan, member for Builsa South.
Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, Majority Leader, said this on the floor of Parliament in a reply to a question asked by Papa Owusu Ankomah, member ... Read More
The leadership of parliament is unhappy with media reports that members of parliament are threatening to boycott sitting today over unpaid salaries.
A section of the media had reported that Government had up to today to pay MPs their two year salary arrears and other allowances or face a possible boycott of proceedings in the House.
The reports further stated that the threat has already resulted in government missing out on a 61 million Ghana cedi loan from Cal Bank to fund ... Read More
Legendary Ghanaian musician, KOJO Antwi, is calling for the establishment of a ministry specifically tasked to manage the entertainment industry of Ghana.
In an interview on Kumasi based Ultimate Radio 106.9 with Kojo Akoto Boateng, the multiple award winning musician said establishing a Ministry of Entertainment is among the top three things he wishes to happen in 2013.
?What I?d like is to have a Ministry of Entertainment. I don?t think it is right that the Ministry of Chieftaincy and ... Read More
he opposition NPP says they will soon embark on a nationwide tour to thank their supporters in particular and Ghanaians for their support and the manner in which they have comported themselves through these trying times.
Party General Secretary Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka ?Sir John? told supporters at a press conference to continue to wait for justice as the legal battle begins tomorrow.
Sir John said the NPP believes it won the December 2012 polls, and it was confident the inauguration of ... Read More
Female executives of the Convention People?s Party (CPP) are demanding an apology from their 2012 flagbearer, Dr Abu Sakara Foster for his poor performance in the December 7 elections.
In a statement signed by the spokesperson of the group, Madam Lucy Anin, the group accused Dr Sakara of collecting monies from other parties in order to reduce the fortunes of the CPP.
Below is the full statement:-
We, the CPP women, are demanding a public apology from Dr Abu Sakara, the CPP 2012 ... Read More
The December 2012 inflation of 8.8 percent announced today not only shows a drop in three consecutive months (October to December) but also marks 31 consecutive months of single digit inflation in the country.
This development is in clear contrast to the belief of some commentators who were less optimistic and predicted that inflation was likely to return to double-digit zone by the end of the year at the back of higher petrol and electricity tariff increases, a weaker domestic currency, and ... Read More
Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, National Chief Imam has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama for assuming the Executive position of the country and asked for Allah?s protection and guidance for him.
He also sought Allah?s blessing for the Head of State so that he would be instilled with the essential qualities required in steering the affairs ?of our great nation Ghana?.
This was contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Khuzalima Mohammed Osman, Personal Assistant to the Chief Imam ... Read More
The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing of the NDC?s application to be joined as a respondent to the NPP?s petition against the Electoral Commission and the President.
The NPP is challenging the results declared by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Djan, which saw President John Mahama emerge victorious in the 2012 polls.
The NPP claims the polls were rigged for the president and subsequently petitioned the Supreme Court to invalidate the declaration.
The ... Read More
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed a supplementary affidavit to its motion to join a petition by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, his running mate, and Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, the National Chairman of the NPP, challenging the declaration of President John Dramani Mahama as winner of the December 2012 presidential election.
The supplementary affidavit, which was filed at 9:45 a.m. yesterday and ... Read More
The Brong-Ahafo Region experienced a massive decrease in crime rate in the year 2012 with a total of 9,696 reported cases as against 14, 979 recorded in 2011, representing a reduction of 5,283.
Assault topped the crime list with 3,245 cases followed by stealing and fraud recording 2,785 and 659 cases respectively.
Cases classified as ?serious crimes? committed within the year were defilement, 81, robbery, 32, murder, 31 and rape, 25.
Other persistent crimes were offensive conduct, 640, ... Read More
Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) on Wednesday admonished Ghanaians to be more concerned about the plight of voters rather than the Electoral Commission whose only duty among others is to count and announce results of elections.
He explained that Ghana?s democracy would in the future face a huge challenge in making any meaningful change of government through the ballot box if concerns of the voter were allowed to be swept under the carpet.
Mr. ... Read More
The University of Education, Winneba, (UEW), would establish a College of Science and Mathematics and College of African Studies, to broaden its scope of education.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, announced this at the university?s matriculation ceremony, at which 3,890 students for the Southern Sector were admitted to pursue various diploma and post-diploma courses, through Distance and Sandwich programmes, for the 2012/2013 academic year.
?In the attempt to remain ... Read More